Trivial Pursuits. Heir Conditioning 023

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense. (Proverbs 12:11)
Of course this was written in an area and time when agriculture was by far the most common means of making a living. Today I can say “If you are a farmer, farm! If you are a teacher, teach! If you are a truck driver, drive! Whatever your work, work!”
Use your resources,
employ your skills,
and you will be able
to pay your bills.
The romantic idea of following you dream without giving a care in the world about how you are going to earn a living is appealing to many. Stop and think about it. “That idea is appealing to many.” When you hear that phrase, pay attention!
When something is lauded by the general population it may not be biblical. If it is touted as easy and fun and care-free, beware.
I’m not saying that choosing a career you enjoy over another that you don’t is wrong. I’m also not telling you hobbies or sports or nonpaying professions are wrong. But the most appealing ideas for many people are schemes to avoid work and to get pleasure now.
Sin’s allure is that way. Laziness is that way. Foolishness is that way.
Work first, play later. He who avoids hard work and instead follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

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